Tumbleweeds Handcraft is Beca Lewis Skeels and Doug Switalski. We claim stakes in the swamps of Florida's Central gulf coast, although in the last few years we've moved from the desert of Tucson, to beaches of San Diego, to the mountains of Tennessee and to a holler in Southern Indiana. We moved back home to Steinhatchee, Florida this last February. We make the original wood veneer sunglasses.
We work with high impact acetate frames and veneer wood by hand to create an unique and durable pair of sunglasses. We also make Adventure Utensils and a number of other wood based products for our kindred spirits. Doug has a background in furniture building, veneer work and an assortment of mechanical and technical experience. Beca has worked in the film and TV industry but found a career as a pastry chef.
In 2011, we both quit our full time jobs to keep up with the demand of our sunglasses orders. We've handmade over 6000 pairs of sunglasses in the last 3 years and have recently decided to focus on small batch, one of a kind collections.
You'll find us in the wood shop most days, but when we're not working hard to get orders filled and create new art, we're stomping through the swamps, travelling in the van with our dogs or drinking coffee next to a bonfire. We live a simple life and live to create beautiful things.